Jennifer Atkins is a commercial litigation attorney at Cloudigy Law, an intellectual property and technology law firm located in McLean, Virginia. Jennifer’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and strategic client counseling relating to copyright, contracts, unfair competition, regulatory compliance, antitrust, social media issues and trade secret protection, including issues relating to the intersection of IP and government contracts law.
Seth Berenzweig is a founding and managing partner of Berenzweig Leonard, LLP, a business law firm that is headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Seth has extensive corporate and litigation experience, and handles government contract, transactional, compliance and employment matters for businesses and executives in Washington, D.C. and nationally. He is frequently interviewed in the Washington and national media as an authoritative source, and is recognized in honorary lists of "Legal Elite" and "Super Lawyer," including the 2011 Washington "Super Lawyer" list as a top business litigator.
Seth often appears on television to discuss business, employment, compliance and litigation matters. He frequently appears on Fox News, Fox Business Channel, Bloomberg Television, and CNN to discuss breaking news. Seth also lectures nationally on legal issues impacting government contractors and executives. He has been a lecturer for the NCMA annual World Congress for the past several years addressing key changes in the law, and helps companies and executives address a broad array of federal procurement and related business issues.
Clyde Findley is a seasoned attorney at Cloudigy Law, who specializes in patent litigation at both the trial and appellate levels. His particular focus on software disputes is a natural evolution of his 20-year career as a software developer. Many of those early years included executive positions in upper management as well as ownership of two small software engineering companies. From that wide-ranging experience, Clyde is able to provide counseling and advice on technical and business issues, as well as a wide range of legal matters.
Frank Gulino is an attorney with Berenzweig Leonard, a comprehensive business law firm located in McLean, Virginia. Frank’s practice focuses on government contracts, entertainment law, intellectual property, and business litigation. Also an award-winning composer, Frank is particularly interested in the intersection of intellectual property law and the music and media industries.
Terry O’Connor is Director of Government Contracts for Berenzweig Leonard and has focused on government contracts law for more than 43 years, litigating, teaching, writing, and advising government procurement professionals in both the public and private sectors. Terry began his legal career as a federal government attorney writing government contracts and advising government employees on a wide range of procurement issues, then he moved to private practice. He has tried government contract cases before the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and various boards of contract appeals. Terry has also litigated government contract protests before the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Terry has written or co-authored five government-contracting books, including Understanding Government Contract Law and Federal Procurement Ethics: The Complete Legal Guide. He also writes a monthly column on recent court, GAO, and BCA decisions for the Federal Acquisition Report and teaches classes for government and industry professions such as Advanced Federal Contract Law, Construction Contracting, and Federal Real Property Lease Law.
Antigone Peyton is a licensed patent attorney and the founder of Cloudigy Law, an intellectual property and technology law firm located in McLean, Virginia. Antigone’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation and strategic-client counseling relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, DMCA violations, and social media issues, including issues relating to the intersection of IP and government contracts law.
John Polk’s government contracts experience is extensive. He was previously the Director of the Office of Fraud Remedies for the Air Force, a federal position with significant oversight over government contractors’ business activities involving the federal government. In that position, John managed the Air Force’s program for combating fraud by government contractors, which included civil actions, criminal prosecutions, and administrative remedies, such as suspension and debarment. He has extensive experience with issues concerning contractor responsibility and was also the primary author of the Air Force’s Fraud Remedies Reference Guide.
John is also an experienced litigator who has practiced civil and business litigation, government contracts law, and white-collar criminal law for more than 43 years, both in the federal government and in private practice. John has tried over 100 cases—many of them jury trials—and has argued more than 80 appeals.
Ryen Rasmus is an Associate Attorney with the firm of Berenzweig Leonard. He specializes in intellectual property work, complex corporate transactions, and government contracts consulting. Prior to his joining the firm, Ryen acted as law clerk to Chief Judge Karen J. Burrell and the Hon. Louis A. Sherman of the Norfolk Circuit Court, and was awarded the ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law at William & Mary.